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#130140 - 11/20/0204:59 PMRe: 6.2 Changelog
quote:Originally posted by omegatron: Rick,
There was a very simply hack done over at UBBDev that emailed all replies to any post you started or replied too no matter who replied etc. This hack has worked great from the first install and on every version since. I think it would be a good starting point as the only downfall is it will email you when anyone replies to any thread you ever replied or started. You could code in a toggle for people to toggle this on or off in their profile or you could put a toggle when they post to use this or not. Seems like a very easy way to go about it considering this is a very suggested feature and you seem to be backpeddling on this one. Now I am going to have to add every thread I reply or start in my favorites. NOT. I will simply apply the hack. I would rather as a BB user know if anybody replied to a thread versus none.( which it would be if someone had to move a thread to favorites every time.
Would you be able to toggle this for each thread you replied to? I wouldn't want email from every thread but specific threads and that's what Rick has accomplished at this point with 6.2
The other nice thing I like about Rick's current approach is that if I no longer wish to recieve email about a particular thread I can just remove it from my favorites.
Rick has stated that this isn't a feature that's completely finished and it will be built appon in the months ahead. I think the feature should be judged after it's had some real use and real feedback can be offered on improving it.
quote:Originally posted by Warlady: Will the new version have who posted last? I miss that feature more than all others.
The Main Index will have who posted last, as well as subject of the post.
Last Post on the Postlist page was discussed... but it's pretty demanding.... Rick had said:
"Right now it's a speed/query thing. Since we have the ability to change names now, this would really need to be done by a JOIN. Since if you stored who made the last post in the table that might not match up with their current display name. So, it would either require storing the Uid and then adding an extra query to grab the current display name or a JOIN. The extra query is bad as it would add at least 10 queries per page on the postlist screen. And the JOIN would be fairly complex in this script.
Eventually, would like to get this in but I need to make sure that it's done properly so it doesn't make a big database hit."
So as typical of threads..... when it can be done in a good way, without affecting speed or performance... we'll see it. And that's good. We don't want slower forums because of too many features.
If your site isn't that big, and can handle the extra load.... then there's a modification for it at threadsdev.com. I'm using it now myself... I'm sure someone (aka JustDave) will update it for 6.2 once there's a public beta release.
quote:Since if you stored who made the last post in the table that might not match up with their current display name.
Why not store the current Display Name and when a user updates his Display Name, all threads with this name is also updated. The added update query won't make that big impact on the profile editing page, and there will be no extra impact on the postlist page.
I like the sound of the new favourite threads = e-mail option. What I'd like to see is this logic applied to favourite forums. So instead of having the separate subscriptions area in My Home, we just have the option to have all posts in our favourite forums e-mailed to us. This would make the system more logical and intuitive for new users, since "favourite" always means "notification" if they so desire.
I know this has been asked and answered many times... but not for a while now.
Is there a rough estimate to the 6.2 UBB.threads release date (Jan-Feb? March - april??)? I'm very interested in buying this message board, but not until this version has been released as it has things I want.